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Formatting bullets and indent

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Formatting bullets and indent


I am having some problems trying to format bullets within a word document which I am working on.

The text following the bullets seem to be misaligned and I am unsure how to align them correctly.


RE: Formatting bullets and indent

Hi Emily

Thank you for using our forum

Have you tried using Format Painter to copy the formatting of the correct bullet to realign the incorrect alignment of the other bullets?

Kind regards
Wendy Canelas
Microsoft Office Trainer

RE: Formatting bullets and indent

Hello Emily,

Thank you for your question. What works for me when the alignment isn't good, is to use the indents in the top ruler. Click View, then tick the Ruler box to show the ruler. Select the bullet pointed text.

In the ruler, there are three indent icons, normally towards the left of the ruler. The top one is a down-pointing triangle called First Line Indent. When you move this, the actual bullets or numbers will also move.

The second icon is an upward pointing triangle called Hanging Indent. This icon moves the text and is probably the one you need to use.

The third icon at the bottom is a little rectangle called Left Indent. When you move this, both the bullets and the text get adjusted.

I hope this helps.

Kind regards
Marius Barnard

Fri 21 May 2021: Automatically marked as resolved.


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